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Jul 10, 2009 bikescape
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After nearly three years of stalemate due to a court injunction, the San Francisco Bicycle Plan has its environmental impact report unanimously certified by the Planning Department and is adopted by the Municipal Transportation Agency. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition turned out over two hundred supporters for the MTA meeting to speak in favor of the plan. Friends of Bikescape, Nancy Botkin and Mike Smith joined me and my partner Karen Franklin to discuss how the meeting went and how bike...
Topic: san francisco municipal transportation agency, sfmta, sfbc, san francisco bicycle coalition, san...
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Jun 3, 2009 jon winston
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Another year goes by and another bigger and better Bike to Work Day beats expectations. We visit the San Francisco City College Campus and chat with Gus from The Bikery. Then we bike across town to hand out goodies at the Chinatown energizer station where we meet San Francisco's only car-free supervisor, Board President David Chiu. But its not all about bikes! It seems that across the nation, just when transit use is unprecidentedly high, fares are going up and service is getting cut. We go to...
Topic: bike to work day, bike, bicycle, bicycle advocacy, san francisco, john avalos, david chiu, san...
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Mar 30, 2009 jon winston
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Recently I was in Sacramento where coincidentally the Tour of California was holding its opening time trial. I stopped into the R-16 bar to have a few beers with some of my favorite bloggers. It was noisy. There was beer. Still, I think the conversations I had with Paul Dorn from the Bike Commute Tips Blog, Fritz from Cycleicious, and David Bernstein, voice of the Fredcast are worth a listen. Be sure to check the blog for links to stuff mentioned in the show as well as archived episodes.
Topic: Fredcast, tour of california, bicycle racing, bicycle blog, bicycle podcast, sacramento,...
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Mar 8, 2009 jon winston
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A visit with family offers a chance to report from Hong Kong. We visit the densest square kilometer on Earth then ride in bike paradise Lantau Island. Along the way, we meet Martin Turner of the Hong Kong Bicycle Alliance and stop in at the stylish RodaFixa bike shop. Then back home in San Francisco, The Bicycle Coalition kicks off the Big 56 Campaign as the long awaited Bike Plan awakes from the court injunction. Be sure to visit the blog for links and archived shows going back to 2005!...
Topic: Bicycle, bike, hong kong, lantau island, china, rodafixa, hk, hkfixed, hongkong bicycle alliance,...
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Jan 22, 2009 jon winston
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In this episode we welcome the legendary Gary Fisher to the show for a long, rambling chat. We talk about growing up in Marin County during the dawn of mountain biking, the growth of the industry he and his friends started. We also touch on the future of bicycling as the business gears up to tap the new markets that want bicycles for every day transportation and the massive infrastructure changes that will be necessary. After the interview there's an update Be sure to check the blog for links...
Topics: bicycle, trek, mountain bike, Marin county, repack, mount tam, transportation, gary fisher,...
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Dec 29, 2008 jon winston
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Tim and Cindy Travis have been on the road on their bikes since 2001. They checked in with Bikescape when they passed through San Francisco. Here's the interview. Be sure to check the blog for links galore and archived shows- htt://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topic: Bicycle touring, bike touring, ecotourism, eco touring, Tim Travis, Cindy Travis, downtheroad.org,...
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Nov 25, 2008 jon winston
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Last Halloween I met with video documentarian Clarence Eckerson of Street Films and Bike TV and we had a long, sprawling discussion about the role of internet-based video and blogging in transportation activism. Street Films is a part of Streets Blog, both of which are produced by The Open Planning Project. Be sure to go to the blog for archived shows and lots of links!
Topic: bike, bicycle, bicycle advocacy, bicycle films, clarence eckerson, street films, streets blog,...
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Sep 25, 2008 jon winston
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In this episode we ask the perennial Bikescape question: What is a street? Is it a place to travel through to to go to? For thousands of years streets have been a place for friends and strangers to meet, a place where the threads of community are woven, the commons. Somewhere along the way, around the time of the rise of the automobile, the purpose of the streets narrowed and they lost their sense of place, becoming instead a conduit for traffic, where each person passes through without...
Topic: sunday streets, ciclovia, car-free streets, bicycle, cycling, walk, walking, recreation, urban fun,...
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Aug 25, 2008
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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition leads a protest on the steps of City Hall decrying the slow pace of progress on the environmental review for the Bicycle plan as a court injunction drags on. Then we go inside City hall to knock on doors to promote the car-free Sunday Streets trial on Aug 31 and Sept 14. Finally (at 44 mins) the SFBC hits the streets to set up a photo booth to take pictures of cyclists and their bikes to deter theft. Check the blog for archived shows and show notes with...
Topic: san francisco bicycle plan, san francisco, bike, bicycle, san francisco bicycle coalition, sfbc,...
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Jul 16, 2008 jon winston
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In yet another in a series of podcasts from the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland last June, we examine the transformational power of human fueled machines on the urban landscape. I recorded a workshop on Pedicabs with Steve Meyer of Main Street Pedi-cabs, Peter Meitzler of Manhattan Rickshaw, filmaker Fred Soignan, and Jonathan Magnes of PDX Pedicabs. Be sure to go to the Bikescape blog for links and archived shows http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topic: bike, bicycle, new york, portland, pedicab, pedi-cab, urban planning, taxi, transportation,...
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Jul 9, 2008 jon winston
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As every cyclist knows biking creates community. Instead of sitting in a tin can, cyclists are out in the world, reacting to their surroundings and interacting with the friends and strangers they meet along the road. Imagine the effect of even a small Critical Mass ride in a country that has been stultified by dictatorship for forty three years and robbed of its civil society? In another in a series of podcasts from the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland, we attend a talk by...
Topic: Brazil, critical mass, bicycling, cycling, community, bicicletada, car-free
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Jul 3, 2008 jon winston
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Another in a series of podcasts from the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland Oregon, Bikescape recorded a presentation about mobility and land use politics in San Francisco. From the origins of Critical Mass to the ascendency of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the story is told by writer Chris Carlsson, Dave Snyder of SPUR, the SFBC's Leah Shahum, and CSU professor Jason Henderson. Be sure to check the blog for links and archived shows! http://www.bikescae.blogspot.com
Topic: Critical Mass, san francisco, SPUR, san francisco planning and urban research association, sfbc,...
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Jun 30, 2008 jon winston
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Gill Penalosa kicks off the World Car-free Network's first ever conference in the United States with an inspirational Keynote address. Bikescape recorded it and attended the press conference that followed. As Commissioner of Parks, Sports and Recreation Penalosa initiated Bogata Columbia's trailblazing Ciclovias, where each Sunday ninety one km of streets are returned to the commons for non-motorized use. 1.5 Million people use the ciclovias each week as the practice migrates to Paris,...
Topic: Project for Public Spaces, Walk and Bike for Life, City Parks Alliance, world car free network,...
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Jun 26, 2008 jon winston
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The opening event at the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland, Oregon was the depaving of a 3000 sq foot parking lot. In its place will grow a community garden along with bike parking and a water catchment system. We cover the asphalt removal, then go on a tour of past depaving sites. Bikescape was there to cover as much of the rest of the conference as one little podcaster could. Stay tuned for many more posts on this important get-together. The closing song, Chicken or Beef was...
Topics: depave, parking, parking lot, portland, car free, Towards Car-free Cities Conference, bike,...
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Jun 26, 2008 jon winston
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The opening event at the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland, Oregon was the depaving of a 3000 sq foot parking lot. In its place will grow a neighborhood garden along with bike parking and a water catchment system. Bikescape was there to cover as much of the rest of the conference as one little podcaster could. Stay tuned for man more posts on this important get-together. Check the blog for links and archived shows! http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: depave, parking, parking lot, portland, car free, Towards Car-free Cities Conference, bike,...
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Jun 24, 2008 jon winston
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The opening event at the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland, Oregon was the depaving of a 3000 sq foot parking lot. In its place will grow a community garden along with bike parking and a water catchment system. We cover the asphalt removal, then go on a tour of past depaving sites. Bikescape was there to cover as much of the rest of the conference as one little podcaster could. Stay tuned for many more posts on this important get-together. The closing song, Chicken or Beef was...
Topic: bicycle, bike, car free, community garden, depave, garden, parking, parking lot, pedalpalooza,...
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Jun 24, 2008 jon winston
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The opening event at the Towards Car-free Cities Conference in Portland, Oregon was the depaving of a 3000 sq foot parking lot. In its place will grow a community garden along with bike parking and a water catchment system. We cover the asphalt removal, then go on a tour of past depaving sites. Bikescape was there to cover as much of the rest of the conference as one little podcaster could. Stay tuned for many more posts on this important get-together. The closing song, Chicken or Beef was...
Topics: depave, parking, parking lot, portland, car free, Towards Car-free Cities Conference, bike,...
Ourmedia
Jun 13, 2008 jon winston
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Bikescape goes to a community meeting of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency as the city solicits public input about the stalled bike plan. We encountered vociferous opposition from parents at three schools on Broadway who feel they must drive their kids to school each day. This begs the question: Why are double parkers considered "stakeholders" and why are their dangerous and illegal actions considered a "reality we must deal with" while all the while...
Topics: MTA, san francisco, bicycle, bike, bicycle plan, san francisco bicycle plan, parking, double...
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May 18, 2008 jon winston
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Bikescape revisits the March killings of Kristie Gough and Matt Peterson during a training ride in the By Area by a sheriff's deputy who crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit them head-on. We speak with bicycle lawyer and Velo News columnist Bob Mionskie about police bias in this case and toward cyclists in general. Next, we meet with San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Leah Shahum to get to the bottom of the shameful blame the victim attitude taken by the mainstream...
Topic: police bias agaist bicyclists, media bias against bicyclists, bob mionskie, velo news, leah shahum,...
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Apr 7, 2008 jon winston
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Two time U.S. Olympic cyclist and 1990 U.S. National Champion went on to practice law and now advocates for cyclists. His new book Bicycling and the Law: Your Rights as a Cyclist is a must read for activists. Bob also writes the Legally Speaking column in the Velo News. He gave a talk at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition last month and Bikescape captured it for you. Check out the blog for archived shows, links and comments! http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike, bicycle, cycling, bike law, bicycle law, cycling law, bob mionske, Legally Speaking, Velo...
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Mar 3, 2008 jon winston
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As Bikescape passes its third birthday, Victor Weinreber sets out on a bike trip around the world that will take at least that long. We meet up with him as he finishes his warm-up trip across the USA and prepares to start the actual trek which begins and ends in San Francisco. Be sure to check out the blog for lots of links and archived shows. http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: touring, long distance touring, bike touring, cycle touring, crazy guy on a bike, victor weinreber,...
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Jan 9, 2008 jon winston
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Another year... In this episode I collect all of the random recordings I made over the year but failed to include in any shows. We spend some time at last summer's Shake your Peace Festival where we met the B:C:Clettes, a bike ballet troupe and listened to a bicycle-based musical device called Antsy Pants. Then we meet up with Critical Mass at (Peewee) Herman Plaza as the crowd gathers to discuss whether the ride is still relevant after fifteen years. We also check in with my six-year-old as...
Topics: bike, bicycle, critical mass, antsy pants, b:c:clettes, bicycle ballet, dance, baaqmd, bicycle...
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Jan 8, 2008 jon winston
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Let's recap the year, shall we? In this episode I collect all of the random recordings I made over the year but failed to include in any shows. We spend some time at last summer's Shake your Peace Festival where we met the B:C:Clettes, a bike ballet troupe and listened to a bicycle-based musical device called Antsy Pants. Then we meet up with Critical Mass at (Peewee) Herman Plaza as the crowd gathers to discuss whether the ride is still relevant after fifteen years. We also check in with my...
Topics: bike, bicycle, critical mass, antsy pants, b:c:clettes, bicycle ballet, dance, baaqmd, bicycle...
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As a sleepy off-year election approaches, San Franciscans face a choice of adding momentum to its Transit First policy or gutting it to add 20,000 more cars to its streets, all in the quest for more parking. Check out the Bikescape blog for lots of links and archived shows http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: Prop a, proposition a, prop h, proposition h, parking, transit, muni, bus, urbanism, bicycle,...
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Sep 13, 2007 jon winston
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Bikescape takes the family on vacation on its first bike tour with the kids. We visit Sunnyside Piazza, a grassroots redesign of a neighborhood intersection. Then we meet Todd Fahrner of Clever Cycles, go for a ride on a Dutch cargo bike and look over the unusual merchandise in his shop. Finally we check in with Portland denizens Meghan Sinnott and Ken Southerland and talk about the deep bike culture thay has taken root in their city. Check out the blog for links galore and archived shows!...
Topics: portland, bike bicycle, bike culture, bakfiets, clever cycles, car-free cities, city repair,...
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Aug 5, 2007 jon winston
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In this episode we look at biking in the United Kingdom. We chat with Jack Thurston of London's Bike Show on Resonance FM. Then we get Josh Hart on the line to talk about his take on transportation in the UK as an American Expat Student of urban planning in Bristol. Be sure to check the blog for links and archived shows!
Topics: bike, bicycle, transportation, london transport, bristol transport, uk cycling, cycling, critical...
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Jun 30, 2007 jon winston
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The North American Cycle Courier Championship brought messengers from around the world to San Francisco for this year's games. Bikescape was there to cover the action and put it in your ears. Check out the blog for lotsa links and more than two years of archived shows.
Topics: san franisco, san francisco bicycle messenger association, sfbma, naccc, North American Cycle...
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Jun 4, 2007 jon winston
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The all but forgotten sport of bike polo is "a most noble tradition invented in Ireland 117 years ago." Now its enjoying a sudden resurgence in American parks both on turf and on hard tops. Bikescape checks in at a jaunty match at Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Then we celebrate a victory as the park inaugurates car-free Saturdays on JFK Drive. Be sure to check the blog for links and archived shows going back more than two years! http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: Bike, Bicycle, bike polo, golden gate park, Healthy Saturdays, san francisco, bicycle sports
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May 8, 2007 jon winston
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How could transportation policy make a city not just more tolerable but a pleasant, more livable place for community? Bikescape gets some answers in an interview with San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick.Jake has learned in his travels around the world that car-centered planning leads only to congestion, waste, pollution and danger. We discuss the alternatives that can make the urban experience more convivial, like care free spaces, a charge to drive downtown and better transit. To hear...
Topics: Jake McGoldrick, San Francisco, golden gate park, congestion charge, congestion, transportation,...
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Apr 20, 2007 jon winston
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Bikescape goes to the the San Francisco prologue of the Amgen Tour of California race. Levi Leipheimer won the time trials that day and then went on to win the six-stage race, but we weren't there to see that. Attila Horvath of Bike Rock fame was in town where he set up shop next to the Bike Coalition's valet bike parking and regaled the throngs and Bikescape listeners with his bike centric songs.
Topics: Bike songs, bike music, attila horvath, bike, bicycle, tour of san francisco, bike rock, amgen
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Apr 6, 2007 jon winston
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An old form of public transport, the pedicab has made inroads in some US cities but in Midtown Manhattan over the last ten years the industry has exploded in popularity. The unimpeded views, immunity to gridlock and the sheer fun of riding a human powered vehicle have made pedicabs a true alternative to taxis, busses and the subway for locals and tourists alike. But with popularity comes growing pains as the business reaches a crossroad. Lack of regulation has encouraged unscrupulous, uninsured...
Topics: new york, pedicab, transportation, bicycle, bike
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Mar 9, 2007 jon winston
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Bikescape spends an evening in Los Angeles and checks in on the thriving LA bike culture. We go on the Midnight Ridazz ride though the Pasadena area. We meet up with activists, fixie afficionados, partiers and the occasional alien.
Topics: los angeles, LA, midnite Riadazz, bike bicycle, LACBC
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Mar 7, 2007 jon winston
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Bikescape spends an evening in Los Angeles and checks in on the thriving LA bike culture. We go on the Midnight Ridazz ride though the Pasadena area. We meet up with activists, fixie afficionados, partiers and the occasional alien.
Topics: los angeles, LA, midnite Riadazz, bike bicycle, LACBC
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Feb 15, 2007 jon winston
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This is a repeat show originally podcasted on March 7, 2005 As Octavia Boulevard rises from the rubble of the old Central Freeway, Bikescape takes a tour along with about thirty others led by Robin Levitt and Tom Radulovich. The walk was jointly sponsored by Walk San Francisco and Transportation for a Livable City. The downfall of the freeway and the rise of the Boulevard is another chapter on San Francisco's ongoing freeway revolt, a grass-roots movement that goes back to the fifties. San...
Topics: octavia boulevard, transportation, freeway, san francisco, urban planning
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A woman gets hit (and nearly killed) by a truck making an illegal right turn onto a freeway ramp and San Francisco's cycling community mobilizes. Seventy people gathered last Friday for a rush hour protest demanding that the city re-engineer the intersection to make it safe for cyclists and pedestrians. Bikescape attends and reports back with interviews and commentary. Check the blog for links and archived shows at http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: octavia, boulevard, san francisco, traffic, traffic engineering, bike, bicycle, bike lane
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Jan 19, 2007 jon winston
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What do you look for in a new bike? Exotic materials also found in fighter jets and moon landers or a traditional lugged, steel ride where the "performance" is provided not by high tech but by you, the rider? In this episode, we take a trip out to Walnut Creek in the East Bay to chat with Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works to gain insight into his philosophy of the bicycle craft.
Topics: bicycle, bike, rivendell, steel frame, lugged frame, lugged steel frame, touring
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Dec 26, 2006 jon winston
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Born in San Francisco, Critical Mass has been the focal point of a new vision for the future of cities. It has brought together a diverse community of cyclists and has changed the way the city looks at transportation and the use of public space. But in San Francisco when the ride gets big as it did last Halloween, the ride sometimes becomes a victim of its own success as newcomers to the ride find license to act destructively. In this episode, Bikescape gets together with some log time Critical...
Topics: critical mass, bicycle, bike, san francisco, group bike ride
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Oct 29, 2006 jon winston
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Chris Daly has been a dependable ally for San Francisco cyclists. His record on transportration and housing is spotless. As we head into the last week before the election, a few downtown interests have been spending a lot of money to dump Chris to replace affordable housing and safe streets with offices, expensive condos and a lot more traffic. Find out why we should reelect Daly as this episode takes us to a District 6 campaign mobilization where we talk to Chris about biking in the city....
Topics: chris daly, biking, cycling, san francisco, board of supervisors
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Oct 4, 2006 jon winston
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PARK(ing): remixing your landscape A few months back in an episode about cars in Golden Gate Park, Bikescape posed the question: what is a park? In this episode, green strikes back at grey and the question gets turned around as we reclaim street parking spots for people. Even if only for a few hours… Check the blog for links and archives! http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: park, parking, park(ing), bike, bycycle, urban space
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Aug 24, 2006 committee for full enjoyment
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This month marks the first anniversary of hurricane Katrina and the New Orleans Deluge. In this age of global warming, is San Francisco next? This month's proposed route follows the flood line along the Embarcadero. If you like this route, please download this pdf flyer for distribution at SF Critical Mass this friday, Aug 28. If you live outside of San Francisco check www.critical-mass.org to find the ride in your city. Chances are there is a similar proposed theme to your ride.
Topics: San Francisco, critical mass, global warming, katrinaThis month marks the first anniversary of...
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Aug 20, 2006 jon winston
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A cop routinely pulls over a messenger on a fixie and cites her for riding without brakes. She goes to court to prove that a fixed gear bike’s drive train, combined with the power of her own legs are a brake, able to satisfy the requirements of the law. You must be able to skid the braked wheel on dry level pavement. In the case that all fixie riders have been waiting for, the judge rules the defendant guilty and an appeal is prepared. Also, we remember two leaders of the forty year old and...
Topics: fixed gear, fixie, bicycle, bike, brakes, portland, messenger
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Jul 27, 2006 jon winston
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As San Francisco’s Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing...
Topics: bike, bicycle, valencia, san francisco, bike lane, urban planning
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Jul 27, 2006 jon winston
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As San Francisco’s Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing...
Topics: valencia, bicycle, bike lane, san francisco, urban planning, traffic, bike
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Jul 27, 2006 jon winston
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As San Francisco’s Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing...
Topics: valencia street, bicycle lanes, urban planning, san francisco
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Jul 27, 2006 jon winston
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As San Francisco’s Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing...
Topics: valencia, planning, transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, san francisco
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Jul 27, 2006 jon winston
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As San Francisco’s Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing...
Topics: bike lane, valencia, bicycle planning, pedestrian, san francisco
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Jul 25, 2006 jon winston
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As San Franciscoâs Bike Plan goes on hold, one thoroughfare shows how bike friendly engineering and a focus on community can lead the way for the rest of the city. History was made as a scrappy group of DIY activists reclaimed bike space from cars and four car lanes gave way to two and a generous bike lane. We look at the history of Valencia, both past and future to get an idea about how simple changes can make a place people go to rather than drive through. A vibrant, flourishing neighborhood...
Topic: bike, bicycle. valencia, san francisco, bike lane, urban planning,
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Last week San Francisco’s cyclists woke up to find out that the city’s bicycle plan, a comprehensive road map to an integrated bike network had been put on hold by a judge’s temporary injunction in response to a lawsuit by Citizens for Adequate Review. (C.A.R.) How could we arrive a time when a healthy, sustainable, and environmentally sound plan to provide transportation choice could run aground because of lack of environmental review? Could it be because the metrics we use to arrive at...
Topics: los, level of service, ceqa, bike, bicycle, bicycle plan, san francisco, traffic
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Jun 11, 2006 jon winston
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In this episode we meet the maker of the films I podcasted yesterday, Frank Chan. For links and archived episodes, check the blog! http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike movie, zeitgeist film festival, bike, bicycle, san francisco, russian hill roulette
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Jun 10, 2006 Frank Chan
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Russian Hill Roulette Rather than avoid San Francisco’s famous hills, some cyclists embrace them. Here’s a movie by my friend Frank Chan where he depicts climbs of the six steepest streets in town. A bonus clip follows of Frank’s arduous tour that was inspired by the film. You can see this film in glorious high rez under the stars at the Zeitgeist Film Festival in SF this Monday in the beer garden of the same name. Stay tuned to the next post for an interview with the auteur and a buncha...
Topics: san francisco, bike, bicycle, hill, climb, Frank Chan, zeitgeist film festival
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Jun 3, 2006 jon winston
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A year goes by and we celebrate another bike to work day. Bikescape follows the working masses to their jobs but takes the day off to make a podcast. We meet some friends and dignitaries and talk about the current state of urban cycling. Be sure to check the blog for links and archived shows. http://bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike, bicycle, bike to work day, san francisco, commute, ross mirkarimi
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Jun 1, 2006 jon winston
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A year goes by and we celebrate another bike to work day. Bikescape follows the working masses to their jobs but takes the day off to make a podcast. We meet some friends and dignitaries and talk about the current state of urban cycling. Then, as usual, we take a look at upcoming events in the world of biking and go through the mailbag. Check The Blog for links and archived shows http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike to work, bike, bicycle, san francisco, commute
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May 14, 2006 jon winston
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The price of gasoline is rising and an unprepared country confronts its addiction. As we hit bottom amid oil wars and looming petro-breakdown, Bikescape looks for signs that the denial is wearing thin. Come along for the ride as we talk with bikers getting ready for Critical Mass and drivers getting their fix at the local gas station. Note: This podcast was finished moments before I handed my laptop to the repair shop for a week. It wasn’t till this morning that I noticed that the backround...
Topics: petrol, gas price, peak oil, bicycle, critical mass, bike
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May 13, 2006 jon winston
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The price of gasoline is rising and an unprepared country confronts its addiction. As we hit bottom amid oil wars and looming petro-breakdown, Bikescape looks for signs that the denial is wearing thin. Come along for the ride as we talk with bikers getting ready for Critical Mass and drivers getting their fix at the local gas station. Check the blog for link, etc. http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com Note: This podcast was finished moments before I handed my laptop to the repair shop for a week....
Topics: gasoline, peak oil, bike, petrol, critical mass, addiction
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May 13, 2006 jon winston
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The price of gasoline is rising and an unprepared country confronts its addiction. As we hit bottom amid oil wars and looming petro-breakdown, Bikescape looks for signs that the denial is wearing thin. Note: This podcast was finished moments before I handed my laptop to the repair shop for a week. It wasn’t till this morning that I noticed that the backround music in the last five minutes threatens to drown my voice. I’ll replace the file next week. Sorry about that… See the blog for...
Topics: gas, petrol, energy crises, peak oil, bike, bicycle, critical mass
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May 13, 2006 jon winston
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The price of gasoline is rising and an unprepared country confronts its addiction. As we hit bottom amid oil wars and looming petro-breakdown, Bikescape looks for signs that the denial is wearing thin. Come along for the ride as we talk with bikers getting ready for Critical Mass and drivers getting their fix at the local gas station. Note: This podcast was finished moments before I handed my laptop to the repair shop for a week. It wasn’t till this morning that I noticed that the backround...
Topics: gas, gas prices, petrol, peak oil, bike, bicycle, critical mass
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Apr 23, 2006 jon winston
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After a month of vacation Bikescape returns with a lot of odds and ends. First we take a few laps around the Encino Velodrome. Then Scott Mace reports from the San Francisco Caltrain Station where ground was broken for the new bike station. (scroll down) After that we get caught up on the effort to ban cars from JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and check the calendar for upcoming events. For complete show notes and links see http://bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: track, track bike, velodrome, bike staion, train, commute, race
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Apr 23, 2006 jon winston
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After a month of vacation Bikescape returns with a lot of odds and ends. First we take a few laps around the Encino Velodrome. Then Scott Mace reports from the San Francisco Caltrain Station where ground was broken for the new bike station. After that we get caught up on the effort to ban cars from JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and check the calendar for upcoming events. Check the Blog for complete show notes http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: velodrome, bicycle, commute, train, race, bike, bike station
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Apr 23, 2006 jon winston
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After a month of vacation Bikescape returns with a lot of odds and ends. First we take a few laps around the Encino Velodrome. Then Scott Mace reports from the San Francisco Caltrain Station where ground was broken for the new bike station. (scroll down) After that we get caught up on the effort to ban cars from JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park and check the calendar for upcoming events. For full show notes, go to the blog http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: velodrome, bicycle, track bike, commute, caltrain, bike station
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Apr 23, 2006 scott mace
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Scott Mace reports on the ground breaking of the new bike station at San Francisco's Caltrain station.
Topics: commute, train, bike, parking, transit, san francisco
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Mar 28, 2006 jon winston
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What is an urban park? Is it a social public space, friendly to cyclists and walkers or a parking lot for museum visitors and a traffic sewer for cross-town traffic? Bikescape spends Sunday in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park where the fight is on to ban cars from JFK drive on Saturdays just like they are now on Sundays.
Topics: san francisco, golden gate park, car-free, urbann space, public space
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Mar 26, 2006 jon winston
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What is an urban park? Is it a social public space, friendly to cyclists and walkers or a parking lot for museum visitors and a traffic sewer for cross-town traffic? Bikescape spends Sunday in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park where the fight is on to ban cars from JFK drive on Saturdays just like they are now on Sundays.
Topics: San Francisco, golden gate park, car-free, cycling, bicycle, urban space, public space
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Mar 5, 2006 jon winston
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A simple podcast of bicycle inspired music. (NO QUEEN!) Check the bikescape blog http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike songs, bicycle, bike, senior coconut, critical mass
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Feb 20, 2006 jon winston
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Here's another installment in Bikescape's ongoing examination of San Francisco's main stem, Market Street. Every city has a Market Street where people, communities and history collide daily in the battle over the commons. This time we rejoin muralist Mona Caron as she guides us on a tour of her landmark mural that asks the question. What is a street for? See show notes at http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: Mona Caron, Market Street, Mural, san francisco, commons, public space, history
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Jan 29, 2006 jon winston
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All cyclists have a love affair with their bikes and they'll be happy to tell you all about it if you ask. Bikescape went down to Pee Wee Herman Plaza to talk to folks about their rides before setting off on Critical Mass. Check the show notes for links and stuff at www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike, bicycle, critical mass, fossil fool, tall bike, tandem, bamboo bike, fixie, mountain bike,...
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Jan 9, 2006 jon winston
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We talk this week with one of the founders of the modern San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. He was also the founding executive director of Transportation for Livable Cities and serves as Chair of Transportation Committee for San Francisco Planning & Urban Research, and as treasurer of the San Francisco Green Party. show notes at www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike, bicycle, transportation, planning, cities, cycling
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Dec 28, 2005 jon winston
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Bikescape talks to New Yorker Naomi Renek and Jym Dyer about biking during the great holiday transit strike of '05. Then we look at domestic spying and the infiltration of New York's police provocateurs into political events including a fifteen rider memorial ride.
Topics: new york, transit strike, bicycle, bike, critical mass, times up, traffic, commuting
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Dec 18, 2005 jon winston audio, video unknown (1905)
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Take a trip down San Francisco's main street in a cable car in 1905, just before everything was destroyed in the great earthquake and fire of '06. You can turn the sound off or listen to my bikecentric comments backed by old music of the era. Links can be found and comments left at Bikescape Central- http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: market street, san francisco, history, transit, ferry building
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Dec 12, 2005 jon winston
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A balanced and sustainable transportation system, along with land use that will support it can turn cities into places where people actually talk to each other and community can flourish. Bikescape visits Tom Radulovich at Transportation for a Livable city to talk about how to make it happen.
Topics: transportation, bus, bike, bicycle, TLC, transportation for a livable city
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Nov 27, 2005 jon winston
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One never forgets one's first experience on two wheels. Bikescape reconnects with the feeling.
Topics: learn to ride a bike, bike, bicycle, sfbc
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Nov 14, 2005 jon winston
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Why ride alone when you can ride together? Bikescape joins the Genentech Bike Club as they splash through the rainy streets fifteen miles from the San Francisco to the their suburban office park. We talk of many things: food, dress, and cycle commuter accommodations in the corporate world.
Topics: commute, bike, genentech, bicycle, biking in rain, bike club
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Nov 2, 2005 jon winston
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This week Bikescape looks for a way across the San Francisco Bay by bike. We check out at the BART train and the Bay Bridge Bike Shuttle and take a peek into future possibilities.
Topics: san francisco, bay bridge, bike shuttle, BART, bike, bicycle
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Oct 24, 2005 jon winston
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Bikescape leaves the urban jungle of San Francisco and crosses the Bay to the leafy college town of Berkeley. We visit the Berkeley Center for Appropriate Transportation and go for a ride with Pedal Express.
Topics: bcat, berkeley center for appropriate transportation, long haul, bike, bicycle
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Oct 21, 2005 Jim Swanson
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A film by Jim Swanson. Original Score by Richard Marriott
Topics: jim swanson, aquawho
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Oct 16, 2005 jon winston
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The trials and tribulations of New York's Critical Mass.
Topics: Critical mass, bike, bicycle, new york, times up, bikeblog
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Oct 7, 2005 jon winston
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We talk to Dave Glowacz, aka Mr. Bike, author of "Urban Bikers' Tips and Tricks" about biking in the city. He also fill us in on what's happening in his home town of Chicago.
Topics: "Urban Bikers' Tips and Tricks", "dave glowacz", bike, bicycle
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Sep 28, 2005 jon winston
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Mona Caron takes us for an audio tour of her mural which forms the centerpiece of the Duboce bikeway in San Francisco
Topics: Mona Caron, bikeway duboce, mural, bicycle
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Sep 18, 2005 jon winston
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We talk with serenity enriquez who started the courier disaster response team
Topics: courier, disaster, messenger, bike, bicycle, ssan francisco
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Aug 31, 2005 jon winston
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We explore the history, culture and pure magic of the fixed gear bike and meet some of its practitioners.
Topics: bike, bicycle, track bike, fixed gear, messenger, courier, velodrome
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Aug 24, 2005 jon winston
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They say you don't want to know how laws or sausage are made but Bikescape ignores all of that and visits city Hall in San Francisco to see the Bicycle Advisory Committee in action. More at the blog http://www.bikescape.blogspot.com
Topics: bike, bicycle, bicycle advisory committee, sfbc, bicycle coalition